Easily grown in average, dry to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Wide range of soil tolerance from wet (will grow in several inches of water) to dry, clay to sand or acidic to alkaline.Common name:
reed canary grassColor:
White to pale pinkBloom time:
June to JulyHeight:
2.00 to 4.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
The plant is best suited for moist soils in partial sun. It can also tolerate drought conditions for short periods of time, but the foliage tends to scorch. The plants are ideal around a pond or water feature, planted in clumps, as container specimens, or along borders.
Ribbon grass plants are widely available at nurseries and garden centers. The plants grow well from division every few years. Simply dig up the root zone in the dormant period and cut the plant into sections. Ensure that each piece has several healthy rhizomes and then replant the clumps in designated areas or share them with a friend. Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial ShadeSoil:
Medium to wetTemprature:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Rarely will this ornamental grass need upkeep and maintenance.
- Plants that are in full sun may experience sun scorch.
- Just cut back the leaves and fertilize and the plant will produce new fresh leaves in a couple of weeks.
In colder zones, mulch around the root zone to protect roots.
- Apply compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring to help feed the plant.
Probably not a good candidate for the border because of the aforementioned invasive characteristics. Will quickly colonize and serve as a dense, weed-free ground cover in areas where invasiveness in not a concern.UseOrnamental use:
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
No serious insect or disease problems